Newswriter/Producer - Union

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Ref#: 31347
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Studio City, CA, US

About Us:
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV´s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).
Description:
KCBS2/KCAL9 has an immediate opening for a full-time Newswriter/Producer at the Los Angeles Duopoly.  You will be a key member of the news team, that’s critical to the overall news image and growth of the station.  We are seeking a dedicated, efficient, accurate and creative writer for this position.  You’ll write scripts, rough-cut video and assist in the overall production of stories for the Newscasts, as well as assisting in news cut-in production when necessary.  This is a Writers Guild of America position and membership in WGA is required.

JOB FUNCTION:

 We need someone who can be an immediate standout in a newsroom that produces eleven and a half hours of news a day!  Excellent writing skills and copy editing ability needed. Must have proven control room experience and be able to smoothly handle breaking news LIVE!  You need to be able to build a compelling newscast with high production value in a competitive, pressurized environment.  

Qualifications:
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

•    News-writing, line producing 
•    Collaborate effectively with a wide range of personnel to create compelling content.
•    Maintain a steadfast commitment to accuracy and fairness
•    Generate story ideas and participate in editorial meetings
•    At least five years  experience, preferably in a top 20 market
•    Strong people skills.
•    Other duties as assigned.
•    Experience with Avid I-news, and Grass Valley Edius System a plus. 

Educational Requirements:

•    College Degree Required or Equivalent  Experience

Referral Instructions:

All qualified candidates must apply to the CBS Television Stations online Applicant Tracking System: www.cbsandyou.com (internal applicants) and www.cbscareers.com (external applicants)

This is the only method in which applications will be accepted for open positions.

NO PHONE CALLS or EMAILS PLEASE.  Only qualified candidates considered for this position will be contacted for an interview.  We regret that we cannot accept phone calls or respond to individual inquiries.

CBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the continuing policy of CBS to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or physical or mental disability, veteran’s status, marital status, or height or weight and to conform to applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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